Inslee releases statement over border detainments

“I will continue to stand up for the rights and protections of all Washingtonians.”

Pedestrian hit by truck

A woman crossing a major intersection on the island last Thursday night received non life-threatening injuries after being hit by a pick-up truck attempting to… Continue reading

Newest fire truck getting ready to roll

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue dedicated its newest engine in a traditional ceremony.

King County faces $2 million lawsuit from 2016 K-9 bite

A man’s right arm was left “permanently disfigured and disabled” after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used.

  • Jan 6, 2020

New gym opens at Vashon Village

Vashon Village Gym is open to all islanders 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Jan 4, 2020

Agren field wrecked by vandalism

The cost of damage could be upwards of $100,000; King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating

Report weighs future of Snake River dams

Stakeholders disagree on impact of dams on salmon, orca, agriculture, energy, recreation and economy

Island Center Homes projects gets needed funds

Vashon HouseHold receives $3.4 million from state Department of Commerce for housing complex.

Island nonprofit receives new levy funding

The Dove Project is one of nine recipients of funds from a $6 million levy.

  • Jan 3, 2020

Red Bike restaurant has its final day

The Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi restaurant closed on Jan. 1.

Polar Bear Plunge 2020

A brisk dunk in the sound to kick off the new decade

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month

With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

Swedish nurse strike still possible following Dec. 30 negotiations

Not enough progress was made, nurses unions say.

Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.

Who owns King County forestlands?

It’s a hodgepodge mix, but large investment companies own a substantial chunk.

Fundraiser for park project underway

Raffle tickets are available for a vacation getaway to raise money for playground equipment.

Thrift store returns to town

Lost and Found, a thrift store formerly in Burton, moves to Vashon town.

Appeals could delay Tacoma natural gas plant

The project is 60% completed and expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2021.

Students improve core strength through planking

How long can you hold a “plank” for?

  • Dec 24, 2019